A surgeon has extracted “nails, pens, spoon, woods, hair, metal chain and tooth brush” from the stomach!!
A 43-year-old woman with psychiatric disorders shocked doctors after series of unwanted items were removed from her body after experiencing abdominal pain and vomiting for 10 days.
She later disclosed that she had been eating bits of metal for several months in order to “treat” her condition.
The patient underwent an urgent surgical exploration with upper midline incision coeliotomy.
Nails, pens, spoon, woods, hair, metal chain and tooth brush, were among the items extracted from her stomach after an operation .
A bezoar is a conglomeration of partially digested or nondigested foreign material in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, most commonly found in the stomach. Less commonly, bezoars are found in the small intestine and the colon, and only a few in the rectum are reported in the literature.
Clinical manifestations depend on the location of the bezoars. Gastric bezoars cause mostly non-specific symptoms (epigastric pain, dyspepsia, occasional vomiting, and postprandial fullness). The most common clinical manifestations of an intestinal bezoar are complete or partial mechanical intestinal obstruction.